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Information Technology

The Information Technology program is a career-laddered, competency-based program that provides training in the use and support of business-related computer systems, data communication networks (including local area networks), and the development of business computer information systems programs using procedural, event-driven and object-oriented programming techniques.

The program includes a combination of business, computer, and information technology courses. Campus-based computer and networking projects, faculty supervised laboratories, and workplace internships provide hands-on experience designed to prepare students for positions in computer support, programming, network administration, or systems development in a business information technology system. The program focuses on computers and information technology as tools to solve business problems.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:
  • Information Systems: Plan, develop, and implement the hardware, software, and procedural components of a data processing system in a business environment.
  • Networking: Plan, develop, and implement the hardware, software, and procedural components of a data communications system in a business environment.
  • Programming: Plan, develop, implement, and document computer programs that meet the data processing requirements of a business organization.
  • Productivity: Work independently and cooperatively to deliver reports, programs, projects, and other deliverables that document a business organization's information technology requirements.
  • Legal/Ethical/Professional: Base decisions and actions on the legal, ethical, and professional guidelines and practices of the information technology field.
  • Explore: Demonstrate the ability to search, analyze, and synthesize current information and solutions in the rapidly changing information technology profession.

Student Learning Outcome Assessment

We are committed to quality learning through the systematic assessment of our program and course learning outcomes.

Click here to view the Instructional Program Assessment Reports and Plans

Entry Requirements

  • Proficiency levels in both reading and mathematics are required to register for some or all of the Program courses:
Subject Area Course Completion Placement into course
Mathematics Math 22 or 24 Math 26
Reading Eng 21 Eng 102

 

What Do We have To Offer?

The Information Technology program is a career-laddered, competency based program that provides training in the use and support of business related computer information systems, data communications, and the development of business computer information systems programs using procedural, event-driven and object oriented programming techniques.

The program includes a combination of business, computer, and information technology courses. Campus-based computer and networking projects, faculty supervised laboratories, and workplace internships provide hands-on experience designed to prepare students for positions in computer support, programming, network administration, or systems development in a business information technology system. The program focuses on computers and information technology as tools to solve business problems.

General Information

The IT Certificate of Achievement is a two semester program while the Associate in Science (AS) degree is a two-year (four semester) program designed to prepare students to function in an entry-level position in computer support, network administration, or systems development.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Information Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA) Program

 

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Contact Information
Hawaiʻi Community College
Business Education and Technology Division
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Phone: (808) 934-2550
Fax: (808) 974-7755